Australian Shakespeare Company – Macbeth

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Media Coverage:
Only Melbourne
What’s On – Melbourne
Art News Portal
ABC Radio – Saturday Breakfast (starts at 1:27)
TimeOut Melbourne
Weekend Notes
Royal Botanic Gardens
Theatre People – Glenn Elston
Concrete Playground
Australian Arts Review
SMH/The Age
The Age – 8 Days
Australian Arts Review – Kevin Hopkins
Where Traveler
Be Melbourne – Listing and Review
SMH/The Age – Review
Stage Whispers – Review
Popculture-y – Anna Burgess
Artshub – Review
Theatre Press – Review
Popculture-y – Review
Time Out Melbourne – Review
Australian Stage – Review
Theatre People – Review
Vision Australia Radio – Interview (Starts at 1:15)


The Australian Shakespeare Company proudly presents


What’s done cannot be undone.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary of Shakespeare Under the Stars with this brand new production, the Australian Shakespeare Company brings audiences the Bard’s greatest drama, in Victoria’s greatest garden.

This Summer, join the Australian Shakespeare Company in the surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens as they unleash a visceral new production of Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. Positioned at the very heart of the action, close enough to feel a pulse, Melbourne is invited to bear silent witness to the unraveling doom of a couple who kill together, and die apart.

Performed in an outdoor setting like no other, earthy surrounds inspire this psychological thriller – enhancing Macbeth’s supernatural tones and the continual seduction of the underworld. It’s a potent tale of morality versus maximum power.

Bring a friend or the whole family, arrive early and get your spot on the grass, then enjoy a dusk stroll through the gorgeous Royal Botanic Gardens. Unpack a picnic or have gourmet food delivered to you on site as you settle in to watch the sunset… and then let the intrigue begin.

** The Australian Shakespeare Company offer Gold Class packages for this season. Relax in a low rise chair on a picnic rug under the stars and enjoy a pre-show beverage (wine or soft drink) while you read your souvenir programme. At the interval, Gold Class ticket holders also receive complimentary tea or coffee.

21 December, 2018 to 23 February, 2019
Show times: Tues to Sun, 8:30pm (until 31 January) / Tues to Sun, 8pm (after 31 January)
Tickets: $25 – $110 (please see booking link for full details)
Bookings: 03 8676 7511 and online at
Venue: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne – Southern Cross Lawn (enter via
Observatory Gate opposite the Shrine of Remembrance: Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra)


High res images for download (click then right click to download):

Photographer credit: Nicole Cleary
Subjects: Nathaniel Dean and Alison Whyte